GIF Advisory Council COVID-19 Webinar Series: Webinar One Summary

On May 4, 2020, the GIF launched the first of a three-part webinar series focused on the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis in Emerging Market Infrastructure & PPPs. The series looks at... More »

PRESS RELEASE: World Bank and GIF Support the Government of Vietnam to Mobilize Private Investment in Solar Pilot Auction Program

Hanoi, December 18, 2019—The Global Infrastructure Facility’s (GIF) Governing Council approved $1.5 million in funding to support the World Bank’s work with the Government of... More »


The Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) held its tenth bi-annual Advisory Council meeting in Washington, DC on October 16, 2019. The focus of this AC meeting was on sustainable cities... More »

What's new @ the GIF - December 2018

The Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) held its Advisory Council meeting with more than 110 participants in ...... More »

Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) Advisory Council Meeting - October 16, 2018

The Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) held its Advisory Council meeting with more than 110 participants in Singapore on October 16. The meeting was co-chaired by Joaquim Levy, MD/CFO, World... More »

What's new @ the GIF - September 2018

With the support of the World Bank and the GIF, Vietnam’s electricity company ... Read... More »

IFFO and World Bank Group’s GIF demonstrate commitment to making infrastructure projects bankable

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO) hosted a presentation session with the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) of the World Bank Group... More »

Vietnam Electricity Obtains its First Rating Supported by GIF and the WB Energy GP

Vietnam Electricity (EVN) is assigned a Long-Term Foreign Currency Issuer Default Rating of ‘BB’ with a ‘Stable Outlook’ and a senior unsecured rating of ‘BB” which is the same as the sovereign... More »

GIF AC Meeting April 2018 – GIF portfolio presentation

GIF AC Meeting April 2018 - CEEW presentation

What's new @ the GIF - May 2020

The GIF hosted a webinar focused on the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis in Emerging Market Infrastructure & PPPs.... More »

What's new @ the GIF - December 2019

This year marks a milestone for the GIF as we approach the final stretches of our pilot phase and head into the post pilot period in July 2020.... More »

What's new @ the GIF - June 2019

The Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) held its Advisory Council meeting in Washington DC on April 10...... More »

What's new @ the GIF - December 2018

The Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) held its Advisory Council meeting with more than 110 participants in...... More »

What's new @ the GIF - September 2018

With the support of the World Bank and the GIF, Vietnam’s electricity company... Read More... More »

What's New @ the GIF - April 2018

A message from our donor, signing ceremony with... Read More>>

This accreditation process would be developed by the Governing Council, drawing on previous experience with similar Partnership Programs, following the relevant Bank Guidance, and seeking to create an open, transparent, and efficient process.

The Global Infrastructure Facility Operating Guidelines provide specific guidance relating to the processes and procedures which are applicable to GIF Activities and operations.

The Partnership Framework is the governance framework adopted by the Global Infrastructure Facility Governing Council at its first meeting in 2015.

This document establishes a Results Framework for the Global Infrastructure Facility, as required by the GIF Partnership Framework. This Results Framework serves three purposes throughout the life of individual projects and the facility: i) to facilitate management for results; ii) to monitor progress and ensure accountability; and iii) to facilitate learning from experience.

A simple way to close the multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure financing gap

By Jason Zhengrong Lu

The COVID-19 global health pandemic has swept the world at an unprecedented speed and scale. Once the acute phase of COVID-19 is over governments will need infrastructure more than ever, but they don’t have the resources to fully finance their needs. Here's a proposal to increase private sector participation by investing in project preparation and development. Read more 

We need to act now for sustainable infrastructure investments

By Jerome Jean Haegeli

The public and the private sectors have a shared interest in sustainable economic growth and resilient infrastructure. Yet, today's reality is that global economic growth is weak, while downside risks remain concerning. Coupled with this is the toll climate change continues to take on our planet and the unpredictable future it brings. Read more...

How Mexico City is fighting climate change and creating bankable opportunities

By Diana Alarcon Gonzalez

Cities are the engines of economic growth—creating jobs and connecting people to global markets. They are often bedrocks of political power, centers of excellence and innovation, and the epicenters of a country’s rich cultural and historical identity. Cities are also where the interconnectedness of infrastructure challenges and opportunities are most on display. Read more... 

Municipal infrastructure needs more investment: harnessing private capital (responsibly!) will help

By Rob Pilkington and Marianna Buchalla Pacca

With more than half of the world’s population now living in cities, and cities now responsible for 75 percent of global CO2 emissions, finding practical ways for subnational governments to accelerate delivery of infrastructure, in a sustainable fashion, has taken on new urgency. Read more

How Singapore and the GIF are bridging the infrastructure gap in Asia and beyond

By Kathy Lai

With support from the World Bank Group, Singapore invested heavily in infrastructure during the early stages of our growth. This included 14 World Bank loans between 1963 and 1975, which financed the development of the deep sea terminal at the Port of Singapore... Read More>>

An optimist’s view on climate-smart infrastructure

By Vasuki Shastry

In developed countries, we tend to take infrastructure services for granted. It’s easy to forget, when living in London, Washington, or Singapore, how much lies behind the simple act of switching on the lights. But as a young person growing up in India in the 1960s, I knew what it was like to live with rampant electricity shortages and terrible roads.  Read More >>

The GIF: Having what it takes to develop infrastructure

By John Larkin

Australia’s involvement in the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF)—as a founding member, and co-chair of the advisory council over the past year—underscores our commitment to lift investment in global infrastructure, which is a critical component to ensuring economic growth and poverty Read More>>

Learning from Japan: PPPs for infrastructure resilience

By Sanae Sasamori and Naho Shibuya

In March 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake struck Japan, unleashing a tsunami that left some 20,000 people dead or missing. Sendai, the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture and a regional economic hub, was heavily affected by the disaster. About 500,000 residents in the city lost access to water, and the city’s primary wastewater treatment Read More>>

Helping Brazil realize its infrastructure promise

By Paul Procee

Since the 1980s, investment in Brazil’s infrastructure has declined from 5% to a little above 2% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), scarcely enough to cover depreciation and far below that of most middle-income countries (see figure below). The result is Read More >>

The Global Infrastructure Facility: What is it really and what have we been doing?

By Towfiqua Hoque

From “Billions to Trillions”, to the Hamburg Principles and Ambitions, to Maximizing Finance for Development(MFD), mobilizing private capital to deliver on the sustainable development agenda is in the spotlight. Realizing that constrained public and multilateral development bank (MDB) funding cannot fully address the critical...Read more